Early Learning News

Ohio Department of Education Topic News


VI Guidance Document Available Online

The Ohio Guidelines for Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is now available online. For questions, contact the Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials (CISAM) 614.644.8465 or



2014 Updated Preschool Rules

Updated Preschool Program Rules effective July 2014


2015 Updated SACC Rules

Updated School-Age Child Care (SACC) Program Rules effective June 2015


2015-2016 English Language Arts Test Update

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.


Guidance on Student Participation in State Tests

Many districts are receiving communication from families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing.

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